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KME awarded 10 brush trucks for USDA Forest Service

Published on 7 August 2009

KME Fire Apparatus has announced it will manufacture 10 light firefighting brush units for the USDA Forest Service
KME will manufacture 10 light brush units for the USDA Forest Service

Leading apparatus manufacturer looks to expand presence in wildland market

KME Fire Apparatus is pleased to announce that it will be manufacturing 10 light brush units for the Southwestern Region of the USDA Forest Service.

The units will be shipped to national forests in Arizona and New Mexico. KME was awarded the RFQ as a best overall value supplier.

The light brush bodies will be mounted on a 4x4 Ford F-550 extended cab chassis. Features include a utility style body with hinged doors, 300 gallon water tank, 25 gallon foam cell, 150 gpm diesel driven pump, and LED lighting.

According to KME President and CEO John Kovatch III, "We are excited about this opportunity with the Forest Service, and look forward to expanding KME's product offerings to the wildland market." Delivery of the units should begin in the fall of 2009.

KME is also offering a wide range of wildland apparatus in pumper, rearmount, brush attack and tanker configurations.

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